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Why it takes so long for an instructable to publish Answered

To help its clients understand everything that goes into publishing an instructable or forum topic, caitlinsdad has put together this awesome infographic showing the whole process, ok, just the highlights. It's all about educating the client, but this is a great glimpse even for consumers who just get the finished instructable and don't have any idea where it comes from or how it is made and why they have to wait so long before they see it published.

See the original forum topic that was the inspiration: www.instructables.com/community/How-to-make-a-book/  Click on the little i icon in the image to change to a larger size to display.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

Hey, CD -- would you consider a patch contest (for non-expert members!) to see who can identify the most users you've shown?

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zack247
zack247

Reply 10 years ago

k, i can only identify 1, i havent been here too long, so i dont know many faces here. maybe 2, im not sure

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zack247
zack247

Reply 10 years ago

cool! thanks caitlinsdad!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

That would be too easy and how would you sort out any non-expert members or those that get help?  You can use the image if you want  as the basis of your challenge or do some other social experiment though. 

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

The true experts are sufficiently honorable to disqualify themselves up front (we know who we are :-).  All the same, I was a bit chagrined at the one I didn't get :-/

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

Plain as the nose on...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Close, but a little to the left (my left, your right :-) ...

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

I'll give whoever identifies the most a patch! I have a lot I still haven't given away... 

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Disqualified. I knew all but one, and learned the last already.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

I just couldn't resist.  Hopefully, the multi-level featuring works on Forum Topics -- otherwise I'll get a nastygram from Canida, like the time I Featured a bug report :-/

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Ahahahaha nastygram


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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

 seems like your powers cannot penetrate the tin foil shield...

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

10 years ago

How long has the little 'i' icon been there? Have I been modifying the URL to see the bigger picture all this time for nothing?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

 It has always been in the Fn upper left hand corner as far as I can remember.

Okay, maybe you don't see it in comment imbedded images and some slideshows.

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nickodemus
nickodemus

10 years ago

Haha! Quite amusing, although it doesn't apply to me right now. I just published a new 'ible about two hours ago, and it's already on the RECENT page. It really surprised me, especially on a Saturday.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

Usually it is panic that sets in for newer instructables that are published at the late hour in order to meet contest deadlines, especially before a long U.S. holiday weekend.

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JohnJY
JohnJY

10 years ago

 I love the trash can. 

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LoneWolf
LoneWolf

10 years ago

That's wonderful :) Probably close to the truth too

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kcls
kcls

10 years ago

Cool... that's funny. Nice job!